Post-NIS

Stepping Out Into the World

Like all international schools, NIS students enter and leave at a variety of times during the academic school year, at a variety of ages and after varying lengths of stay. Whether the student is a child of an expatriate employee, a local foreign resident or a Japanese “returnee,” the goal of the college-preparatory curriculum is the same: a smooth transition to another international school, a school back home or entrance to a college or university in an English language environment. Graduates earn an NIS diploma - recognized in the U.S. as a high school diploma, and in addition, have the option to obtain the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma. A majority of graduates continue their education in colleges or universities in the U.S., U.K. or Canada, and some at a growing number of universities in Japan that offer programs based in English. Graduates of the Class of 2015 are the sixth cohort of students eligible to obtain the IB Diploma.

In the past few years, students have been coming from increasingly diverse backgrounds, and the school is striving to meet the demands of these international students as they return to their non-English based school systems. Parents are encouraged to work closely with both their school systems and/or governments in their home country as well as the Principal to determine an appropriate course of study for their unique situations.

All courses are taught in English, with the exception of Japanese language courses. The NIS program therefore offers excellent preparation for university entrance in the US and Canada, the UK, Australasia and South Africa. NIS students also matriculate into English/Bilingual-speaking university tracks here in Japan well as to similar programs elsewhere. However, although there is increasing interest in the IB curriculum among Japanese universities, the mainstream university system in Japan still largely requires students to sit a university entrance exam. Since this exam is best-prepared for via schooling within the Japanese school system, students hoping to matriculate to one of the more conventional majors in universities in Japan are not recommended to apply to NIS.

 

College and University Acceptances - Class of 2016

(Current Class of 2016, graduating June 4, 2016)

USA

  • Arizona State University
  • Babson College
  • Bates College
  • Boston College (2)
  • Boston University
  • Brown University
  • Colby College
  • Colgate University
  • Duke University
  • Emory University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Kenyon College
  • Lamar University
  • Macalester College
  • Middlebury College
  • Northeastern University
  • Northwestern University (2)
  • Occidental College
  • Oregon State University
  • Pratt Institute
  • Purdue University
  • Rutgers University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (2)
  • Skidmore College
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Stanford University
  • Temple University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Christian University
  • The New School - Parsons School of Design
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Oregon (2)
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • University of Washington
  • Vassar College
  • Washington and Jefferson College
  • Washington State University
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Wesleyan University
  • Whittier College

UK

  • Arts University Bournemouth
  • Coventry University
  • Middlesex University
  • SOAS, University of London
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Sussex
  • University of the Arts London
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Westminster
  • University of York

Canada

  • McGill University
  • McMaster University
  • Ontario College of Art & Design
  • Queen's University
  • Quest University
  • Seneca College
  • Simon Fraser University
  • University of British Columbia (2)
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Toronto (2)
  • University of Waterloo

Japan

  • Hosei University
  • International Christian University
  • Keio University (6)
  • Okayama University
  • Sophia University
  • Temple University
  • Waseda University (2)

OTHER

  • Jacobs University (Germany)
  • Leiden University College (Netherlands)
  • Webster University (Austria)
  • Yonsei University (Korea)

 

 

College and University Acceptances - Class of 2015

(Class of 2015, most recent graduating class, graduated June 6, 2015)

USA

  • Arizona State University
  • Boston College
  • Boston University (2)
  • Brown University
  • Carleton College
  • Chapman University
  • Columbia College Chicago
  • Drexel University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Emory University
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Grinnell College
  • New York University (2)
  • Northeastern University
  • Parsons the New School of Design
  • Purdue University (2)
  • Pratt Institute
  • Rutgers University
  • Seattle University
  • University of California, Berkeley (2)
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Hawaii
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of North Dakota
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington (3)
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Washington State University
  • Wellesley College
  • Whittier College

UK

  • City University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Kent
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Sussex
  • University of York
  • University of Warwick

Canada

  • Carleton University
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Simon Fraser University
  • University of British Columbia (3)
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Toronto (2)
  • University of Victoria
  • University of Waterloo
  • Western University

Japan

  • Doshisha University
  • International Christian University
  • Nagoya University (2)
  • Okayama University (2)
  • Ritsumeikan University
  • Sophia University (4)
  • Temple University (3)
  • Waseda University

OTHER

  • The American University of Paris (France) (2)
  • Franklin University Switzerland

 

 

Congratulations Class of 2015!

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